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Power Rangers gone WILD!

by Billy Berghammer - March 13, 2002, 7:09 am EST

Okay, maybe not, but that headline just wrote itself. Power Rangers are getting Wild on GBA! Ok, I'll stop. Isn't that wild? Um. Sorry.

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CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., - March 13, 2002 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) today announced Power Rangers Wild Force for Game Boy® Advance. The Power Rangers TV show celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2002 with the release of its new series, “Power Rangers Wild Force.” The show airs Fridays at 8:00 AM ET/PT on ABC Family. THQ’s Game Boy Advance title based on “Power Rangers Wild Force” from BVS, formerly Saban, will mark the third installment of Power Rangers for the Nintendo handheld systems since 2000. In development by Natsume, Power Rangers Wild Force is scheduled to launch in summer 2002.

“The Power Rangers brand continues to thrive as new generations of boys ages 3-11 discover the TV show,” said Peter Dille, vice president, marketing, THQ. “Over the past two years, THQ’s Power Rangers videogames have sold more than one million units, proving the brand’s remarkable staying power with this market.”

In Power Rangers Wild Force for Game Boy Advance, young gamers will play as their favorite Power Ranger, this time armed with the strength and characteristics of the Power Animals including the Bison, Tiger, Shark, Eagle and Lion. The top-down, 3D exploration adventure allows players to take on the Org, an ancient race of villains who are out to destroy the balance of nature.

For more information on THQ’s Power Rangers videogames and the rest of THQ’s 2002 product lineup, please visit www.thq.com.

About BVS

BVS Consumer Products is a division of ABC Family Worldwide, Inc. (formerly Saban Consumer Products and Fox Family Worldwide, Inc., respectively). From classic brands to breakthrough successes, the company’s innovation and marketing drive have resulted in creating some of the most successful brands in the kids’ entertainment industry.

About THQ

THQ Inc. develops and publishes interactive entertainment software worldwide for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ Web site is located at www.thq.com.

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about THQ’s business based, in part, on assumptions made by its management. These statements are not guarantees of THQ’s future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including, but not limited to, those described above and the following: changes in demand for THQ’s products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing and difficulties encountered in the integration of acquired businesses. In addition, such statements could be affected by growth rates and market conditions relating to the interactive software industry and general domestic and international economic conditions. Specific information concerning these and other such factors is contained in THQ’s registration statement on Form S-3 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 22, 2002. A copy of this filing may be obtained by contacting THQ or the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date on which they are made, and THQ does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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